Rusty thicketbird

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Rusty thicketbird
OrtygocichlaRubignosaSmit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Locustellidae (see text)
Genus: Megalurulus
Species: M. rubiginosus
Binomial name
Megalurulus rubiginosus
PL Sclater, 1881
Synonyms

Ortygocichla rubiginosa (Sclater, 1881)

The rusty thicketbird (Megalurulus rubiginosus) is a bird species. Previously placed in the "Old World warbler" family Sylviidae, it does not seem to be a close relative of the typical warblers; probably it belongs in the grass warbler family Locustellidae. It is found in New Britain only.

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